3D Reconstruction with Spiral Computed Tomography in Choroidal Osteoma


Choroidal osteoma (CO) is a rare, ossifying benign tumor originated in the choroid that typically occurs in otherwise healthy young women (1,2). It is characterized by a yellowish, well demarcated lesion in the juxtapapillary or macular area. The diagnosis is clinical and can be confirmed with the use of fluorescein or indocyanine angiography, optical coherence tomography, computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging. Choroidal neovascularization or subretinal fluid, the main causes for vision loss, can be treated with laser therapy, photodynamic therapy or intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy. We present a case of choroidal osteoma, showing the role of the high resolution 3D spiral computed tomography.

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Ascaso, F. , Herrera, L. , Villén, L. , Lasierra, R. , Ibañez, J. , Pérez, D. and Cristóbal, J. (2013) 3D Reconstruction with Spiral Computed Tomography in Choroidal Osteoma. Open Journal of Ophthalmology, 3, 4-6. doi: 10.4236/ojoph.2013.31002.

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